Eugene Tucker Farriss

June 3, 1939 - December 4, 2018
Eugene Tucker Farriss


Eugene Tucker “Tuck” Farriss age 79 of Kure Beach passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter surrounded by his family.

Tuck was born in Greensboro on June 3, 1939. He was a proud US Air Force Veteran and spent his career in law enforcement with 31 years of service, serving with the New Hanover County Sheriffs Dept., Wrightsville Beach Police Dept. and the Wilmington Police Dept., retiring with the rank of Master Police Officer. Some of his career highlights include Traffic Accident Investigation, Forensic photography and many years as the lead motorcycle escort for the Queen at the Azalea Festival. He loved the Wilmington community, his fellow law enforcement associates, and his family. After his retirement he enjoyed spending time in his Kayak in our coastal waters, target practice at the gun range, and working on home projects.

Tuck is survived by his son, William Eugene “Bill” Farriss II, and daughter in-law Julie Farriss of Kure Beach; one brother Chad Farriss of Wilmington; 2 grandchildren Daniel and Lessie Farriss; and his long time girl friend and love of his life, Ann Autry; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 514 S. College Road, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers consider a memorial donation to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.

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  • December 07, 2018
    Billy & Matti Eason says:
    We are sorry for you loss, he was a good friend and shared several memories. He will be missed; especially by the deer at Ft Fisher Air Force Base.